With each new day, many Americans face the same journey: their commute to work. For some, that means driving early in the morning. Early morning driving can be tranquil and scenic, but it can also be risky. Drowsy drivers make a lot of mistakes and cause a lot of accidents. Visibility levels are lower and in the winter, there is often ice and snow on the road. We at Hansen Injury Law strive to promote road safety in Idaho. So, here are some early morning commute safety tips.
Tips for Early Morning Commute Safety
While it is difficult to always keep safety at the top of your priority list in the morning, it is important to form safe habits. The following list points out some ways to stay safe on the morning roads.
- Keep your headlights on
Keeping your headlights on in the morning will help you see the road and other cars. You will also be more visible to other drivers.
- Stay alert and pull over if drowsy
Chances are, there will be some mornings when you can’t seem to keep your eyes open. Chew gum or listen to music to keep yourself attentive. If you really are too drowsy, pull over until you’re more energetic.
- Make sure your windshield is clean
A dirty windshield can be terrible for visibility, especially when the morning sun is glaring in your eyes. Use your wiper fluid or wipe your windshield off yourself with a cloth and cleaner.
- Wear sunglasses if necessary
Keeping a pair of sunglasses in the car can come in handy on especially bright days.
- Don’t follow other cars too closely
Drowsy drivers may not react as quickly as they otherwise would. This can set off a chain reaction leading to rear-end accidents. Help prevent these types of crashes by not following too closely.
No rule can prevent every accident, but these tips will go a long way towards ensuring early morning commute safety.
Your Idaho Car Accident Lawyers
Unfortunately, not every commuter follows all of these safety precautions. Careless drivers cause accidents that sometimes result in serious injuries. If you are injured during your commute by a reckless driver, you may be eligible for compensation in a personal injury case. The experienced car accident lawyers at Hansen Injury Law Firm can help you win your case.
Understanding your rights is an important part of winning an injury case. To better understand your situation, order a free copy of our book, The Idaho Accident Book. Just click on the title and fill out the order form and we will get this helpful guide to you as soon as possible. Or, contact us to schedule a free initial consultation!